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The Drawingroom

Francis Yard East Street, Chesham HP5 1DG, England
+44 1494 791691
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A totally unique experience. We saw two amazing artists perform in this intimate, wonderful space... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
faireyclairey66
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A great evening out with original live music.

Lovely atmosphere with two original artists. Excellent curry with superb coffee and cake to follow... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
John N
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Once an Art Gallery The Drawingroom housed over 400 original works of Fineart, however music has become the dominant driving part of my passion, we have live original music here every two weeks and together with a (book) writers groups as well as songwriters group, it is a gathering place for creatives. Housed in a 16th century building in Chesham, haunted by a kindly female presence who has watched over this home for years over 80 years that I know of. Some purring ghost cats slept on my bed, eight at one time, however, without my knowledge or consent, a guest took it upon himself to perform an exorcism here and it seems they have now moved on...Cheers Peter it would have been polite to ask! The building was initially constructed circa 1550 of oak, plaster and lath and has been added to in subsequent years. Some of the oak was probably from Spanish ship's timbers; this means some of the beams, are from trees now 1000 years old. For a majority of it's history, the building was a peasant dwelling and ale house, with a stable at the East Street end of the building where the kitchen is now located. It is also thought to have been the home to Lewis Carrol's 'Mad Hatter' Roger Crab, the 'Mad Hatter' of Chesham. Over the previous 30 years it has been an office and barber shop. The Drawingroom is also my home, whence it takes it's name; if you were here right now, you would be in my home, my sitting room, livingroom, My Drawingroom...and you'd be most welcome.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A totally unique experience. We saw two amazing artists perform in this intimate, wonderful space. But, as Richard says, it’s not just the music - it’s the whole experience. Mesmerising. Go there.

Thank faireyclairey66
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Lovely atmosphere with two original artists. Excellent curry with superb coffee and cake to follow. Well worth a visit.

Thank John N
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

John you kind soul, thank you for your endorsement...and I do hope you will return soon. xr

Reviewed 16 August 2017

If only everyone could visit The Drawing Room once a month, the West would need a good deal less Prozac. As soon as you enter the cobbled alleyway at the end of which is tucked Chesham's best-kept secret, you feel a sense of excitement. Fairy...More

1  Thank MandyLK
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hey Mandy...and what a show that was, so hugely appreciative of your continued support..xr

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I'm just so pleased to have discovered the Drawing Room! By day it's a charming cafe & gallery in the home of the owner, Richard. On Saturday nights it's a live music venue, showcasing unsigned musicians. Dinner is even thrown into the picket price! You...More

Thank Toniej
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hey Toni, thank you for coming and thank you for such kind words..you totally get what we do here..and have been kind enough to share your truth with the World, so, be well, be surrounded and come back soon..xx

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Richard and his young band of helpers serve up a consistent treat here time after time. It's a sprinkle of every natural ingredient including the location, our host, the food, the eclectic audience and the live musical entertainment. It all works and makes such a...More

Thank RobertEkr
DrCaretaker, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Sire...how kind, waving our flag for us, top gent, gig every 1st 2nd and 3rd Sat...hope to see you here again soon..best r

Reviewed 20 April 2016

We happened upon this cafe/gallery whilst exploring Chesham and it was a really nice surprise. The cafe is in the owners home and we were made to feel very welcome. The food we had was really good and there is loads to choose from. There...More

Thank lifesanexperience
drawingroomrichard, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

thank you so much for your kind endorcement and sorry it's taken me a while to respond; have been travelling. Thank you for coming to see us, do come back, be well, be happy and loved r

Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

A rainy day passing through Chesham was grey until we nestled in 16th C wonky delights of the Drawing Room. Tasty flavoursome dishes, such as Syrian style potatoes and haloumi. Amid oak beans, off beat art and nice sensation of chilling out in (tiny) family...More

Thank LadyPensmith
drawingroomrichard, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Lady Pen! Thank you, so glad you found us ..and should you manga e to find us in the sunshine Francis Yard would reveal yet another aspect to this place, which I'm sure you would find equally delightful...anyhow, thank you, be well be happy and...More

Reviewed 1 November 2015

Visited this restaurant / music venue with my teenage grandson after hearing about it from a friend quite some time ago. I had simply never got around to booking a table I also read about it prior to booking and thought it sounded like a...More

Thank Adakdd H
drawingroomrichard, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2015

my dear girl, that was one of the most heart-felt letters i have been sent, how very generous and kind..bless you..so glad found us, there's a gig on Saturday 7th Nov...cannot remember if you had said you were busy, either way, we're here..love and best...More

Reviewed 30 September 2015

Richard and his staff make you feel very welcome, relaxed and safe! Its like a home from home atmosphere where you can just kick back and enjoy the ambience. The events that are held there are very personal and even if you go there as...More

Thank Carl P
drawingroomrichard, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2015

Sir, how very kind, thank you for your words of encouragement, and look forward to many more years of service to you...and to Chesham..x

Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

I went for lunch here with a friend after hearing people raving about it. Having chosen to sit in one of the upstairs rooms which was beautifully decorated with visions and carpets and hanging drapes, we ordered a selection of different things from the menu...More

Thank Claire B
drawingroomrichard, Owner at The Drawingroom, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2015

dearest Claire B..thank you, inside and outside!!...would love you to experience a gig night to add to your Dr experiences...are you free on the 6th June? xx

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